Take better (skin)care of yourself this winter
Selfcare is important all year round, but when it comes to skin, winter can be especially harsh. It’s a good idea to dial up your selfcare and put a bit more effort into your skincare regime to avoid dry, itchy or uncomfortable skin.
Keep dry skin under control with regular exfoliation and moisturisation.
- Before showering or bathing, use a dry brush to brush your skin in an upwards motion towards your heart, starting from your feet to your chest to boost circulation and remove dead and dry skin
- Create your own home-made exfoliator using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and some brown sugar or coffee grounds. Gently rub all over your body being careful to avoid any sensitive or broken skin.
Complete this self-care routine with an ultra-nourishing cream like Vaseline Nourishing Argan Oil. Take your time and massage this deeply moisturising cream into your skin, paying extra attention to any dry areas and stretch marks
Why use Creams?
Creams are similar to lotions but have a thicker consistency that absorbs deeply into the skin and is better for dry skin, especially areas like elbows, heels, knees and hands, which can get especially dry in winter.
Vaseline’s creams are now extra nourishing with more glycerin and oils than ever before.
Best Times to Apply your Body Cream
- After showering – Hot water can strip your skin of moisture and natural oils
- After exercising – Our bodies naturally lose moisture when we move
- After shaving - To help protect new skin from dryness and soothe any irritation.
- After exfoliating – to help soothe and hydrate new skin
Selfcare IS skincare
Taking care of other aspects of your wellbeing can have a definite impact on how your skin looks and feels, especially in the cold, dry winter months.
Winter Nourishment: Hydrate from within
Foods with a higher water content can hydrate your skin from the inside. Try foods like cucumber, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, spinach, lettuce and oranges and even sweet potatoes.
Winter Movement: Give your skin a boost
Exercising (even gently) promotes healthy circulation, which helps the blood to pump oxygen and nutrients directly to your skin cells and clear out any toxins. Regular movement can help keep your skin looking and feeling healthier with a distinctive glow.
Winter Rest: Get your beauty sleep
While you sleep your skin gets a welcome break from things like pollution, blue light and UV rays and is able to produce more collagen, which helps to keep your skin looking and feeling youthful and vibrant. Apply your most nourishing creams before bed so they can work their magic while you rest.
Winter Play: Stress less for healthy skin
Stress has an undeniable effect on skin, triggering your body to release hormones that can cause breakouts, rashes or dry skin conditions. Making time to be more playful can help calm your nervous system and relieve stress, which will make your skin happier and healthier.
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